Walnut & Cherry Wall Cabinet

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Project by bschmitt posted 12-18-2014 06:55 PM 2853 views 23 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this during Jeff Lohr’s latest course, Veneer & Cabinetwork 301. All the walnut pieces are solid wood, all of the cherry parts are veneered. Finished off with 2 coats of Boiled Linseed Oil, then 4 coats of Waterlox.

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#1 posted 12-18-2014 06:59 PM

Wow, that cherry veneer is gorgeous! Great looking cabinet – thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 12-18-2014 07:04 PM

Looks geat.

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#3 posted 12-18-2014 07:20 PM

That is some excellent veneering work and a beautiful cabinet. What method did you use to apply the waterlox finish? I’ve been wiping mine on with a rag, but I’ve been wondering about brushes/spraying.

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#4 posted 12-18-2014 07:32 PM


I always use a rag. My general rule is unless it’s paint, leave the brush alone. I tried Waterlox high gloss finish on the case back, as that veneer is unbelievable (the pics don’t do it justice). Waterlox said only use a brush. I did, and it bubbled. Took forever leveling that, and then I had to knock down the gloss so the remains of the bubbling didn’t show. I relearned my lesson… I only apply finish with rags!

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#5 posted 12-18-2014 07:42 PM

Very nice cabinet- Beautiful wood.

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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#6 posted 12-18-2014 07:50 PM

Looks awesome.

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#7 posted 12-18-2014 08:15 PM

Wow. Where did you get veneer like that? I don’t think I’ve seen cherry like that before.

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#8 posted 12-18-2014 08:45 PM

The veneer is from Jeff’s private stock. It really is a shame that I don’t get a lot of natural light where that cabinet is hung, the grain of the back panel is amazing (I’m not trying to pat myself on the back, I messed up the back panel several times, mother nature did the hard work).

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#9 posted 12-18-2014 09:05 PM

beautiful cabinet

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#10 posted 12-18-2014 09:17 PM

Wow, that thing is beautiful. I need to make a new deluxe saw till, and your fine piece has given me some ideas. Adding to my favorites.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works

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#11 posted 12-18-2014 09:20 PM

Wow that’s some great grain pattern. I love cherry and walnut, great piece.

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#12 posted 12-18-2014 09:32 PM

Beautiful cabinet and nice build. Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott in Texas

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#13 posted 12-18-2014 10:01 PM

Wow! I think I would have to leave it open all the time. Exceptional build. Man, that’s nice.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#14 posted 12-18-2014 10:18 PM

Stunning work.

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#15 posted 12-18-2014 11:18 PM

Cool love thar wood combo and design great job.

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